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Wreckage of plane carrying 23 people found in Nepal

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Baku, February 24, AZERTAC

Rescue teams in Nepal have found the burnt-out wreckage of a passenger plane that went missing in a remote mountainous area with 23 people onboard, the aviation minister said, acoording to The Guardian.

Ananda Prasad Pokharel said the Twin Otter turboprop aircraft had been found in the western district of Myagdi on Wednesday and bodies could be seen scattered around it.

The army had deployed helicopters and soldiers to search Myagdi, a mountainous district about 160 miles (220km) west of Kathmandu, after locals reported seeing possible wreckage of the Tara Air plane.

The airline said the plane was carrying three crew and 20 passengers, one a Chinese and one a Kuwaiti national, revising an earlier figure of 18 passengers.

All the others were from Nepal and two of them were children.

The plane lost contact with air traffic control eight minutes after it left the western town of Pokhara on its way to Jomsom on Wednesday morning.

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